International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | General Surgery | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022

To Drain or Not to Drain? - The Importance of Drain Placement in Post - Thyroidectomy

Dr. T. Muni Sai Soumya | Dr. T. Giridhar

Abstract: Over many years, the decision to place a drain following thyroidectomy has always been challenged. While most surgeons firmly believe that drain placement could prevent or help early identification of a potentially life - threatening hemorrhage. Some studies have suggested that, while a drain can assist in the recognition of a hematoma, it cannot prevent it from developing. It is also suggested that the drain could get blocked with a clot, aiding in the expansion of a hematoma, and preventing identification of a major bleeder. Aim to compare the outcome of drain versus no drain in post thyroidectomy, in a tertiary care hospital. Study sample consist of 50 patients, they were randomized pre - operatively into two groups Drain Group (n=25) and Non - Drain Group (n=25). When we compared the drainage in both the groups, the p value was found to be significant (p 0.001*) in drain group. When we compared the post - operative complications in both the groups, there was no statistically significant difference noted (p=0.213).

Keywords: drain, no drain, complications, post thyroidectomy, hemorrhage, hematoma, seroma, malignancy, respiratory distress

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,

Pages: 681 - 684

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